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#161 – Aber Falls and the Northern Carneddau

In September Chris and I took advantage of the unexpected late summer by heading a bit further afield to the hills of the Berwyns (two blog posts waiting in the queue) but then a free day and yet another forecast … Continue reading

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#160 – A Carneddau Traverse – Ogwen to Conwy

The mountains of the Carneddau make up the largest land mass higher than 750 metres (about 2500ft) south of the Scottish border, and a crossing of the plateau in one trip makes for a big day out! It’s also a … Continue reading

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#159 – Horses and Dragons – The Northeast Ridge of Yr Elen

One of the highlights of my trip out the previous week (see post #158) had been a great view of Yr Elen in the afternoon light. Yr Elen looks like a ‘proper’ mountain, but doesn’t get too many visitors as … Continue reading

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#158 – Back in the Carneddau

The mountains of the Carneddau in North Wales are a fairly recent obsession for me – when I first walked here, I started by checking out the main summits (as you do) then began exploring odd corners where people tend … Continue reading

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#156 – Y Garn and Foel Goch in the Glyderau

After my recent Carneddau trip (see post #155) I had checked the map and realised that I had passed close to several aircraft crash sites on the route – most of these date back to WW2, when training flights sometimes … Continue reading

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#155 – The Southern Peaks of the Carneddau, North Wales

Back to the hills of the Carneddau this week. I tend to bang on a bit about these wild, deserted hills, and a day there never disappoints. My last trip there had been just a few weeks back (see Post … Continue reading

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#154 – Cwm Glas – Peace and quiet on the busiest mountain in the UK

Of the 6 million visitors each year to the Snowdonia National Park, quite a few decide to walk up Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).  Being the highest peak in Wales and England at 1085 metres (3560 ft) is one good reason, but … Continue reading

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